Roy-Hart rallies for N-O softball win; Albion, Medina bow

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 April 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Alisha Scroger bangs out a hit for Medina during the Mustangs loss to Akron this afternoon at Vets Park.

Front-running Roy-Hart rallied with a big sixth inning to defeat host Newfane 7-3 this afternoon and stay unbeaten at 5-0 in Niagara-Orleans League softball action.

Trailing 3-2, Roy-Hart erupted for 5 runs in the decisive sixth inning to regain the lead for good. A three-run triple by Kayla Brown highlighted that uprising which also included an RBI single by Ashley Bower.

Newfane had taken a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run single by Katie Kneeland.

Maddy Glena had 4 hits on the day for Roy-Hart as Bower, Brown and Lindsay Yates each added 2.

Olivia Littman, Cassidy Geise and Teagan Volpe each had 2 hits for Newfane which is now 5-2.

Barker 13, Albion 9

Trailing 9-7, Barker rallied for 6 runs in the fifth inning to key a 13-9 victory at Albion this afternoon in in the completion of an N-O game which had been suspended by bad weather last week.

Seven walks keyed the Lady Raiders decisive rally.

Ann Buffington had a double and single for Barker which improves to 3-4.

Olivia Prest, Meghan Hurley and Natalie DiCureia each had 2 hits for Albion which slips to 2-4. Prest’s hits included a triple.

Akron 21, Medina 8

Two big scoring innings powered Akron to a 21-8 victory over Medina at Vets Park.

Doubles by Megan Kidder and Sarah Schultz highlighted a big 7 run first inning for Akron which later erupted for 9 runs in the fourth. A home run by Kayla Thompson keyed that uprising which also included a double and single by Brittany Hudson and a double by Abby Stone.

Alisha Scroger had a two-run homer and two singles for Medina which also had Haylee Cogovan with a two-run double and a single and Maddy Wichkam 3 singles.

Medina nipped Akron 9-8 in the JV game on an RBI sacrifice by Brandi Guild.

Akron did get two runners aboard in the final frame but Medina pitcher Cora Payne registered a strikeout to end the threat.